DRESSED in a bright green polo and jeans, seven year old John-john may look like an ordinary kid who's fond of playing toy cars and motorcycles except that he actually rides a real one.
Brian "John-john" Sescon, a second grader from Loyola Elementary School in Toril, Davao City, will make your jaw drop when he performs his motorcycle stunts in public.
His mother, Geraldine, shares that her son usually joins shows-for-a-cause. Little John-john helped raised funds to bring relief goods to the victims of Super typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban in 2013. And in 2016, he shared his talent to a crowd who's supporting the plight of harassed lumads staying in an evacuation center in the city. At two, John-john was already mastering his balance on his motorbike.
When he was five, he was among the exhibitionist in 2013’s Parada Dabawenyo during the Araw ng Davao. He was cited for being the youngest performer of the show. Though still young, he already learned the value of hard work. His days are spent riding through bumps in his little playground in Toril.
When he started school, he still practiced even on weekdays. It's not surprising then that at seven, he has already received recognitions in motocross. He has also showed his talent in Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, and even in Tawi-Tawi. His youth earned him the spotlight on January 21, 2016 as he joined a television program that showcases different talents of Filipinos, Pilipinas Got Talent 5.
He was also featured in Rated K, a show which features extraordinary things or persons across the Philippines. The crew from ABS-CBN Manila came to Davao City just to film him while doing his stunts at the Rizal Park in July last year.
At his age, he keeps up with older professionals in his field. On February 25, he is set to charm the big stage with the members of the Federation of Motorcycle Clubs in Mindanao (FMCM).